European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education

ECCE - European Council on Chiropractic Education

Notes: Validity: ECCE has applied for renewal of inclusion. Its registration remains fully valid pursuant to §4.2 of the EQAR Procedures for Applications, until a decision on renewal has been made.

Note: The registration of ECCE was provisionally extended under the Policy on Transition to the Revised ESG, in order to allow ECCE to be reviewed against the ESG 2015.
Admission valid until: 2016-12-31 (listed since 2013-05-07)
Based in*: Germany
HE systems where agency conducted reviews**:
Reports by the agency: http://www.cce-europe.org/accredited-institutions.html
External review reports and EQAR decisions:

Contact details

Website: http://www.cce-europe.org/
Address: Scharenkamp 22
38442 Wolfsburg
Contact Person: Mandy Stagg
Phone: +44 7951 899701
Email: info@cce-europe.org

Information on the agency's work

The ECCE is an international autonomous organization established by the chiropractic profession in Europe to accredit and re-accredit institutions providing first qualification chiropractic education and training. The principal goal of the ECCE is to assure the quality of chiropractic undergraduate education and training against a set of educational Standards.

ECCE utilises external review as the primary method of quality assurance of chiropractic education in Europe and South Africa. Educational institutions also submit annual monitoring reports which address areas deemed to require particular attention by the External Review Evaluation Team or Commission on Accreditation.

Specialisation: ECCE is a quality assurance agency for the education and training of chiropractors in Europe and South Africa. Chiropractors are primary contact healthcare practitioners concerned with the diagnosis and management of a range of musculoskeletal disorders, particularly back pain, neck pain and headache. Chiropractic is a statutory regulated profession in some, but not all, countries in Europe.
External quality assurance activities in the scope of the ESG: - Accreditation of chiropractic educational institutions (in the UK and France)
- Accreditation of chiropractic programmes (in the UK, Denmark, Spain, South Africa and Switzerland)
ENQA membership: Member under review


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